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School teachers all over California are
finding the weekly article in the teacli
1 corner of The Junior* Call of great
interest and assistance to them. In The
Junior every Saturday. ' -y- :
VOLmiE CR r .— NO. 177.
'KEEP SHIPS
IN PACIFIC'
R. P. HOBSON
Famous Congressman Writes to
Roosevelt of Our Need of
Battleships
Scores President for Interfering
in California's Difference
With Japanese
Says They Are Getting Privi
t leges Not Granted to City's
Own People
Withdrawal of Fleet, He Says,
Again Lays Country Open
to Danger
. SpeeUl Bispetclt to Tta Call
AK3ION. 0., Nov.* 2 3. — Congressman
Richmond P. Hobson, who was
here today, has sent a letter to
President Roosevelt demanding
thax he rescind his orders recalling tlie
United States fleet from the Pacific. In
his letter he scored President Roosevelt
for his interference in the Japanese
troubles in California. The letter says
in part:
"Instead .• of invoking, . the armed
forces of the United States to protect
the state of California, as required by
section 4, -article IV, of the constitu
tion.* you threatened to use the armed
forces of the United States against the
mayor and school board of San Fran
risoo. who were merely carrying out
the provisions of the law of California.
"I'ou know, of course,, that Japanese
do not assimilate with our people and
therefore should nbt be naturalized, yet
you paw fit -at that juncture to recom
mend the enactment of a law granting
such naturalization.
Japanese Glorified
""Of course, 3'ou appreciate your own
' countrymen as compared with all for
»ljraers.. yet • you took occasion at that
>• juncture to glorify the Japanese and
denounce the Californians.
"It could only have been a sense of
our country's imminent danger atkthat
Juncture that could have caused you to
fio these things. By withdrawing the
Ceet you will lay the country open
again to precisely the same danger.
"You are aware of the fact that Jap
anese on the Pacific coast have applied
ofßcially for ; the suspension of law
where they are concerned. I assume
that you are aware of this fact, because
the United States ambassador to Japan
joined th© Japanese consul general at
Ean Francisco and made a personal
visit a.nd personal appeal to the mayor
of that city to suspend, for the benefit
of Japanese, the city laws regulating
the sale of liquor, as a result of which
five Japanese subjects are now selling
liquor In that city without license, in
direct and open of the law
forbidding: the sale of liquor by aliens.
School Question Quoted
"When the school question arose In
San Francisco, a question recognized by
all nations as coming under police
regulation and pronounced by the su
preme court of the United States as
belonging exclusively to the Jurisdic
tion of the individual states, the
Japanese government called on bur
federal government to interfere in the
local affairs of the state of California!
"Of course the Japanese government
knew that our federal government
could not lawfully interfere. Of course
it also knew that our federal govern
ment had always refused to Interfere,
f though there had been thirteen cases
in our previous history where foreign
subjects suffered violence with in
dividual states, in eleven of which
"rases, including a case of the Japanese
themselves, the foreign /subjects were
lynched by lawless mobs."
Want Fleet Brought Back
San Francisco formally called upon
the general government yesterday to
keep the battleship fleet in the Pa
crtlc. The matter was discussed at a
secret meeting of the judiciary com
mittee Just before the board of su
pervisors assembled, that, committee
having b^ftn given the resolution Intro
duced last week by Murphy.
* In accordance with" the unanimous
committee recommendation the board
adopted the following without dissent:
Whereas, the Atlantic fleet, now in
the Pacific ocean, is making ready to
depart these waters for a voyage
around the world.
Whereas, its departure will leave ex
posed our possessions in the Pacific
and our Pacific <-oast cities, and
Whereas, in view of all the clrcum
ttarfces, it is extremely desirable that
the fleet should rpmain in these waters,
Be it therefore resolved, by the
board of supervisors- of the. city and
cruuty of San Francisco that the presi
dent of the United States be. respect
fuljTr petitioned to hold the fleet in the
Pacific ocean, and that his honor,' the
mayor, be requested, to forward this
message by wire as the expression of
the board of supervisors of this city
end county. ; ,
The San Francisco Call.
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TELEPHONE KEARXY SO
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 1908
WEATHER CONDITIONS
YESTERDAY — Northwpst wind; cloudy; mail
! mum tf mperaturf. r>S; minimuni. 49.
FORECAST FOR TODAY— Cloudy: eleorin;?
durLng day ; lijrbt nortliwe«t winds. rage 13
EDITORIAL ™~ ~ ~~~~
Women of San Francisco take important action
for oirlc decency. Pace *i
Dr. Bark's warning. Pase 0
HENEY
Coroner* Jury finds police gnilty of gross
i nc sligence in not preventing suicide of
Haas. Page 1
GRAFT
Five jurors temporarily passed for trial of
Fraak.J. Murphy, Kuefs lawyer, charged with
attempted bribery. Page 2
Chauffeur Lathan iq Buef trial commits bold
perjury In futile effort to aid Ruef. Pagel
POLITICS
Total campaign contributions of republican
party are $1,655,518. 'Fagetj
Supreme 'court decides that Jackton Hatch i
must .go on trial at once for embezzle
ment, page 16
Widow of Monterey capitalist would, break will
which forbids her to wed again. I'age 16
Walter J.* Bartnett, convicted bank wrecker/
win be liberated on bonds today. Pase 2
Daniel C. Deasy to succeed Cabaniss on police
court bench. Page S
Royal Chinese visitors mourn and weep out of
respect for the departed emperor and dow
aser. Pake 16
Mrs. George Booth Root Jr. sues for divorce
from clubmau charged with pawning family"
Plate. Page 10
"A Strenuous Life," Richard Walton Tully's
play, is well received at Alcazar. Page 7
Skeleton in field with bulfet hole in bead In
dicates murder. Page 1
Burglars who rob Hotel Lorin captured after
exciting chase through city streets. l'agel
Fashionable audience attends benefit for OM
Ladies* home. - P9STC 4
Supervisors decide that liquor license shall re
main at fWO and also strike a blow "at Gipsy
fortune tellers? Page 5
William J. Dingee transfers New York man
sion to wife when creditors press him. Pace 5
Supervisors declare official result of Hetch
He tchy water election. , \u25a0 Page 5
Coast chamber of commerce delegates favor
ably impressed with visit to Japan. -Pacf 8
Case of Raymond Woods against United Rail
roadu for $50,000 near end. * '. Page 4
Clever program arranged . for concert to l>e
given as benefit for St. Francis Catholic
church. Page 10
SUBURBAN
Tag day receipts 'in Oakland bid fair to reach
estimate of $22,000. . | Pace 4
E. W. Chapman, mining expert, is killed by
cavrin in mioe st San Andreas. ' Pace 4
Young Mexican who escaped from sanitarium
still at large despite close scarcli. •• r< Pnge4
COAST
Congrespman Englebright fined $5 for swear-
Int. oSSfiSBsSSi Paso 1
"San Jose EJks will present "Tbe" Saltau ; ; of
Solu" • at big Christmas rUarlly perform
ance. l'»sjer
Pajaro vallpy apple grower* pass ; rvs<>lution«
dem&ndJng' interstate commerce inquiry iiifo'r* I
cent Increase of. freigbts on fruits. Page 10
EASTERN
Richmond Pearsen Hnbscn. in letter to : the
president, urges that, fleet be kept in the Pa
cific Pa S c 1
Admirals Dewey. Scliley and Evans condemn
critics of navy, sayiug it is grea{est in the
world. . Pages
John D. linrkcfellrr disi-lainis credit for forma
tion of world's greatest trust. '*•'. • Page 10
Many lives lost and several towns dcFtroyed liy
tornado in Arkansas. Page 5
FOREIGN
Lord Roberts makes plea for larger st si riding
army In Kn gland. Page 3
New Irish land bill .'ls 'Introduced, in
the bouse of commons and rival leaders
argue the issue. ' Page 8
SPORTS
Australian tennis crack beats American in
final of the Victorian singles. Page 9
Sludders run to form at Emeryville and only
one outsider gets the money. - . Page 0
Dandelion, Hildreth's crack sprinter, . is al
lotted top weight for Thanksgiving here and at
Los Angeles. Page 10
Barbarians and Olympics promise fast game of
football on Thanksgiving. Page 10
Long distance runners are ready for the relay \u25a0
race to San Jose Thursday. Page 10
Gleaxon would enjoin CoEroth from pulling off
the . Papke-Ketchel fight. Page 9
Winner of the great Y. M. C. A. relay race is
heartily welcomed by the , president. Pago 10
Stanford oarsmen call off the proposed , boat
race at Naples. . Page 10
MARINE
Wreck of steamship Pomona goes -to pieces
at* Fort Ross. Page 13
LABOR
The. bakers will hold two meetings today to
discuss matters in connection with the unionizing
of all bakeries. Page 5
manless job
* and the jobless
man — good times be-
gin when they get
together. Get them
together with a Want
Ad in THE CALL
— bring it, mail it,
or phone it to
Kearny 86.
BLACKMAILER OF MRS.
PHIPPS IS IDENTIFIED
Double Crimes, of Adventuress
Linked by Police Through
Pen and Photograph
DENVER, Nov. 23.— Through the
medium of a photograph and her hand
writing on the register of the Audi
torium annex hotel in Chicago, Mrs.
Allen F. Reed, who attempted to black
mail Mrs. Genevieve C. Fhipps for
120,000; has been Identified rasiV the
woman who under the name of Alice
Cheney Brown attempted to secure; in
Ch icago November 2 from a brokerage
firm" s2o,ooo worth of bonds a. bad
check. '^ 4 "~ \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-'", .•
SAN FRMGISG6,-TUESDAfyT, NOVEMBER ': 24, r1?08.
LATHAN, TANGLED
IN LIES, FAILS IN
EFFORT TO HEDGE
Former Ruef Chauffeur Commits
Bald Perjury in Attempt to
Aid Curly Boss
Faced With Affidavit, -Turns
White, Hesitates and^Admits
Signature and Oath
LATHAN\SCONTRADICTIONS
Lathan testified before the grand jury::
t That _ Ruef. secured a nliirt box
\u25a0froniv the store of Ilirttch
\u25a0 Brothfra. . '
That Ruef cnrrled this box to v the;, ;
: jjeneral offices of the.. United
' Railroads.'
That Ruef returned to his own
otlice with thin same box and 'a:
package. : - •
That Ruef then carried , the box.
and package to the safe deposit,
vaults of the Western national
' hank.
Lathan testified yesterday:
That his testimony' before the;
grand Jury and his sivorn affl- '
davit were untrue.
That he did not remember havlne
\u25a0een .Ruef .-enter 'the! store^oifi
Hirsch Brothers. \u25a0
That he never saw Ruef tnk<^ V
wlilrt box ; ' to f i lie offlces of the ;
United Railroads. :
Tfa at the never saw Ruef oarrj- ; a",
shirt . box or a package to the
-. AVestern national bank.
Committing wholesale perjury-ih* a
futile attempt to save Ilucf, his old
employer, from being- drawn tighter
into the toils that his guilt have
thrown about him. Alex S. Lathan.lne
fugitive witness just, returned to San
Francisco under extradition from 6re
spn,; yesterday placed his own. feet "in
the path' that leads to the. penitentiary.
• The young- chauffeur, whoso testi
mony concerning the; famous -Khirf box
episode formed aii , important ', link^in
tho testimony given ljeforo, the 'grjjml
jury regarding the t'Jniti'd Railroad?
bribery, was called as a r witues3' in tho
Ruef trial yesterday morning, and 'in
spite of frantic efforts by his "own and
Ruefs attorneys to save him, deliber
ately lied himself Into_ an Inextricable
tangle of contradictions.
Not the Only Flaw :
Jvithan's terrible bungling Cof-' the
part. allotted to him in- aiding the de
fense of the fallen : boss was not the
only flaw in Ruefs case yesterday^ At
the request* 1 of the prosecution, James
Ij. Gallagher was temporarily ' "'with
drawn \u25a0 from - the witness 'stand in the
morning to make" way for Lathan, 1 but
when Gallagher'* cross examination'
was resumed late in the afternoon
Judge Lawlor announced that the cross
examination must be concluded- i by
noon today. The order was entered
over a violent protest by Ruef's' attor
neys. ,
Before Gallagher left the stand yes
terday morning the defense introduced
in evidence the safe deposit- box with
which it Is to be attempted to .> prove
that Gallagher, was H not, telling , the
truth when he declared that he had be
tween $30,000 and $45,000 in currency
in this box at one time. -With the box
was a bundle of blank sheets of paper
the ; size of bills, supposed to represent
a package of the currency handled by
the witness. Johnson objected that the
paper used was twice as thick as:"a
banknote- and his assertion was chal
lenged .by 'Ach. '•-'\u25a0 \u25a0-'-\u25a0
- Lathan was brought in under custody
of a deputy sheriff and accompanied
by ; his father and John E. \ Harper,: the
attorney who attempted to prevent 'the
issuance of extradition papers; under
which . he was brought to this city from
Portland.
. Harper •.attempted to interfere with
Lathan's , examination, but was '.sum
marily ordered by the court to take' his
seat. • •
Lathan's Stubbornness
.From the time. the first-question was
asked Lathan proved himself stubborn
| and adverse. Asked if/he remembered
the occasion when ; the : shirtbox "was
| secured and taken to Ford's office he
denied positively that he had any recoN
lection" of such an "event.' Johnson
handed ,to Lathan his own affidavit of
January 17 :of this year, in which he
told in full. the story of thefamoustrip.
- When he was asked point/blank If7he
had sworn to .the document Lathan be
came a figure of abject fear. For fully
two -minutes riot .a" syllable' passed his
lips;, he. cringed and turned from: Ruef
to Johnson and back to '^Harper, be
seeching them with -hiet eyes. He looked
down' and studied the 'palms :of \u25a0 his
hands : . he ' twisted his fingers ** together
and then he- beat his hands nervously.
Finally he answered :
, ;"I did not swear .to; it. , Idid sign it."
A few quick; questions : and :'Lathan
had admitted that ; he .did swear ,to >the
document ' before, 'a * ; notary;' public.
."Only," he said, "I\did not hold .up, my
hand." Then he was forced to ; state
tliat he "had ' read "the contents lof the
paper, but "still he . insisted ; that the
Con* In u«d on Pace 2." Columns , 2 ' and s
CORONER'S JURY
FINDS PROOF OF
POLICE BUNGLING
"Gross Negligence arid lncompe=
\u25a0 tence Permitted Haas' Death,"
Says the Verdict
Recomniends That Mayor Inves
tigate Friction Between Chief
and District|^Lttorney
VERDICT IN THE HAAS CASE
Verdict of Jury in the Haas Inquest Finds
That Morris Hans ' committed.
\u25a0, . suicide."\u25a0'..
: Tliht the police were crossly nee
' iljtent In senrcnlnp Unas after .
hi** arrest. ,
\u0084T hat the animosity, between the •
' ; police department and the dis
trict attorney's _ office* 'Is' 1 : so
great : as to ; hamper the efflci-'. '
, eney of both, and it recommends \u25a0
' that the mayor should remedy..'
this evil Inimedlntely. .
Whatever nay you .take; it, the ver
dlrt nasnes tlic renponsiliilit y for Ha an'
drnth nquarely up to the police depart
iiiont—District Attorney' Langdon.'
\u25a0Strong 'condemnation of the police
department as ;it is.concjucted' by Chief
Williarii J.tßigjary. and the recoinmenda
tioh'that'Mayoi; Taylor institutean in
vestigation into the acrimonious feeling
between the" district "< attorney's office
anil- the police v department, . were the
features ' of , the > verdict I :' returnerl t : last
eyenirigby the coroner's jury that iri
vestigratod'-the death of | Morris Haafi.'
who committed suicide, after, he had at
tempted ;to assassinatn'- Assistant Dis-'
trict Attorney Francis J.llcney.
Tlie jury dcliberatedfor an hour and
! ; ; The twoj^burglars, the policemen who captured them, the hotel pro
| prictor who Raided 5 in the pursuit, 1 and diagrarnVshowing^coufse taken by
I the fleeing f thugsf from the Hotel > Lorin to the point 'oil capture} K
then unanimously presented the follow
ing verdict: .
The Jury's -Verdict
"We, find that Morris Haas, male,,
white, married, age; 48 ( years, nativity
Germany, .V occupation ij : v saloon • keeper,
residence, 1848 McAllister street, came
to ; his -death;;; November 14, 1905,' at
branch county, jail /No. 2 from, shock
and ,' hemorrhage; from : gunshot wound
of head,/ and we 'do \u25a0 further flndKthat
said, gunshot wound; was self-inflicted
by. Morris* Haas >-itli; suicidal' intent fol
lowing his attempted assassination of
Assistant District \ Attorney .Francia J.
Heriey. • \u25a0 \ :'\u25a0\u25a0"'. _ '
\u25a0 "We further i find from the testimony
bli numerous witnesses examined, that
gross negligence ;and incompetency was
shown ; by i- the police* officials having, in
charge the searching of the prisoner,'
Morris Haas, .in i not,' properly safe
guarding; the best interests of the pub
lic, thus possible ..for ; the
small derringer ; which caused sthe? death
of * Morris Haas vto ; remain secreted; 7 on
his person." -\u25a0 \u25a0 - '\u25a0-;'- * \
.."We also find: that : there has been a
strong feeling of animosity engendered
between the police 1 department. and the
district alt orney's office, which i a great '\u25a0?
lyto\be deplored; in the present; crisis
through which our ."city -is passing, v as
they should ; work: in\ perfect jhayraony,
to;the end that ailVcrime in; our midst
| be detected, and puriished.!
i "We,; i the;jufy,vrecom*mend that: the
mayor/ of ; this; city investi
gate this condition", of-" affairs'/' and -that
he take* such ! active and immediate steps
as ; he •may: deem necessary; to remedy
this"; palpable^ condition.".: ;' - .
[ The j ury. that.s at ii n7n 7 th e ;' Haas case
I was composed of'E.-D. Bronson, fore
|man; C. ".; G; George "', A. . Herrick,
\A 1 e xari d er 1 Gly ri n ; 3 Lo u i s : IA. Go uld ,''. W. G/
McMahon. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 H. : Ai; fright, Eugen©;"W:
Continued -" on ; : Pa»e ,_ Si . Col. &
Burglars in Flight
Shoot at Pursuers
ENGLEBRIGHT FINES
FOR USING AN OATH
Congressman's Form -of ArguV
ment Resented by Man Who
Causes Arrest
Special Dispatch to The Call
f GRASS VALLEY, '.Nov.; .23.— It V cost
Congressman!/- Knglebright ,~ t $5 : today '". to
express; his opinion^of Lloyd Larue; a
young, l attorney 'of »;this.' city. The ex
pensive declaration -was,: made i during
an altercation between the two men at j
the' National hotel. -Englebrlght: made I
use ; of an .epithet: more violent.. than
elegant and Instead 'of. resenting It with
a blow his; young. opponent swore to a '
warrant and' the : congressman was '< sir-" i
| rested for disturbing* the peace. He \u25a0
| pleaded iguiity- before Justice Hook and j
[the damages 'were; assessed at'ss. ! j
! The* trouble; arose ; over , a suit which |
\ Harry iEngleDright.Hhesdn of the con- I
gressman,'; has bbroughtt t against C. H. j
Barker/ a)reai ; estate man, 'for commis
sions /which are "alleged to be . due.
Larue; represents Barker : in : the litlga '
tion.y. Congressman Englebrlght met
Larue today .arid- after some parley
threatened \ "to. 'show him' up."
\"Gof ahead : and show what \u25a0 you ;can,"
answered f Larue.
Englebrlght' abandoned
argurnentfor^abuse/.only to learn'a few
moments { later that^speech "as* well; as
silence J may be golden.
'is -vice* president \u25a0 of • the
Mirier; Transcript and. Tidings company,'
a branchV{o£ : rthe" - notorious '\u25a0[ Calkins
\u25a0 newspaper.! syndicate^ . . ....
y^mtewatches v which are being awarded
evCTj&reek in the history contest in The
serve as badges of clev
erifess for ;|cores of boys and girls all
bver>Galifornia. Have you won yours?
SKELETON IN FIELD
INDICATES MURDER
Bones of Man With Bullet Hole
in Skull Unearthed Near
Fair Oaks
Special Dispatch to Th» Call
. . FAIR OAKS, \u25a0 Nov. 23.— Murder, .sui
cide or accident lias been the cause of
another tragedy within the boundaries
of one of San Mateo county's mostsex
clusive sections, adding one more mys
terious fatality to the already large
number of strange deaths' and unsolved
crimes. , Late. Saturday evening the
skeleton of an unidentified man was
found on the Selby property. A bullet
hole, caused by a gun of large caliber,
in. the center of the skull showed the
cause of death.
It. Pleck, who was employed plowing
the: Selby field; noticed the skull while
turning a furrow close to the fence.
He also found portions of the man's
clothing.'
Starting with the death of John Hed
lund, which was caused at Menlo Park
in .December, 1907, there hare been
three unexplained cases here within the
last year. ; Following the lledlund mur
der a' Greek was found in the Selby
grounds, who. had diea as the result of
30; knife wounds.
"MAN CONSIDERS WOMAN
, IN LIGHT OF LUXURY^
Such IsView of Professor Ross
in Talk to , Alumnae in
' Chicago
Special Dispatch to The Call .
v CHICAGO. Nov.: 23.— A gloomy future
for -American' femininity waV sketched
for the-, beneflt-of • the Chicago associa
tion of' collegiate alumnae yesterday
by Prof. A. : Ross of the sociology de
paftment.of the.Unlyersity of ;, Wisco
nsin.-v, The situation seems to be, this:
Man; wants woman to be helpless,
cowardly,., afraid • of mice. "Woman
would like to be strong minded, but
she also likes to be; dependent on man.
"As we; get farther away from the
primitive conditions of civilisation,"
Professor Ross said, ."man comes' 'to
have less and less .of ,a desire for!a
helpmate and insists more and more
that woman shall present herself ".to
him*in the light of a luxury. There is
a ;* large r proportion of American men
who really prefer wives . who don't
know too much. They want an over
sexed woman— one who will . scream,
out,when she sees a mouse and has to
be*helped down, from a streetcar step."
STORK \(VIAKES HARRIM AN v
A HAPPY GRANDFATHER
Bouncing Boy Born to Gerrys
Will Bc^Named 1 After the
: Railroad King '
NEW YORK, Nov. 23.— The birth of
a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert- Living
ston Gerry on' Sunday has placed Ed
ward"H.: Hafriman'- and Elbrldge *;T.
Gerry in the. grandfather; class. Mrs.
Gerry^^-as Mies -Cornelia Harrlmarf.
Gerry is the son of Elbridg© T. Gerry;
At their home"- in Fifth avenue / Itlwas
announced that'll had been decided ; to
name the "child after its paternal grand
father. -• ,
PEICE FIVE CENTS.
THUGS ARE
CAUGHT IN
MAD CHASE
Rob Hotel, Steal Buggy and Two
Wagons and Battle With
the Crowd
Wild Pursuit Leads Across
Many City Blocks, Ending
in Capture
Police in Auto Speed After Rob
bers, Whose Daring Knows
No Bounds
Fugitives Scatter Loot as They
Run and Try io Kill '
Patrolman
AFTER a desperate and spectacular.
dash for liberty, in the course of
which the fleeing burglars stole
a buggy and two wagons, battled
with a street car crew and
several of the passengers, and flred
recklessly at their pursuers, two men
giving their names as Joe Adaman and
{ Frank "Wleland were overtaken in an
auto and captured by Policemen Baku
llch, pieman and Foley at Pino street
and Larkln yesterday afternoon.
Starting from the Hotel Lorln at 1158
Putter street, where the thieves had
stolen about $33 worth of silver handled
toilet articles and several other articles
of small value, the chase covered more
than two miles. The' burglars doubled
in their tracks and were captured less
than three blocks from where they
started.'
Smith Begins the Pursuit
Charles R. Smith, proprietor of t tha
Hotel Lorin, first noticed the men go
down the front stratra of his hostelry.
Warned by the house keeper to "see
who those (V'lhen "are." he opened ''tn»
pursuit which ended in the bloodless
capture "of. both burglars with one 'of
them on the verge of collapse and lack
ing the strength to kill the policeman
at whose heart his gun was pointed.
The ; men, when captured," were at
tempting to escape in a Chinese laun
dry wagon which they had stolen from
the curb ; outside the Wo Lee . laundry
at 1624 Larkln street, after a, fight
with- the crew and, passengers of a
Sacramento street car. and were headed
down, Larkln street toward Slitter.
Thugs ' Draw Revolvers
Smith followed the thieves down the
stairs, around the corner,; of Sutter
street and Polk, the -pair going on
Polk to Fern avenue, a small passage
way leading, to Larkin street. At the
Larkin street end "of Fern avenue a
number of laborers were working, and
hearing the outcries of Smith started
to head ! the men off. The desperate
pair then pulled their revolvers, and
Smith, realizing that fatalities would
surely follow if the laborers attempted
to effect a capture, signaled them to
get out of the way.
The fleeing desperadoes ran up Lar
kin street to Austin avenue. A buggy
• belonging to the board of education
was standing by the curb, and hearing
the shouts of the pursuers, Robert Lar
kin, messenger of the board of educa
tion, walked out to his horse, only, to
have .a revolver pointed fit him, and
catch a quick command 'to get out of
the way.
Leaping, into the buggy, Adaman.
; with his partner at his side, drove down
Larkin " street "toward Clay, lashing the
horse madly. Meanwhile W. C Dohr
mann, who was driving a buggy in the
vicinity at the time, " was attracted • by
the hallos of .the pursuing crowd and
started after the fast going burglars.
He stopped to pick up Smith, who had
kept In the front ranks_of the pursuit.
Fire at Pursuers
\u25a0 The. pursued -men grew desperate and
at Clay street one of them flred back,
but missed both occupants of the buggy
in pursuit.
Along Larkin street. to Pacific avenue
dashed the stolen buggy, and at Pacific
avenue turned up to Van Ness, thence
to Filbert street, to Octavia, where the
buggy, . striking a depression in %the
street, was totally wrecked and its in
mates narrowly escaped being hurled
to the pavement.
Adaman and Wleland Jumped and ran
to Buchanan street and went through a
house to an alley in the rear, where
they threw away some loot.
. Flourishing their revolvers, the men
then ran down Buchanan street to
Greenwich, where they Jumped into. a.
butcher's , wagon and drove off toward
Lombard street. Here the pair turned
back ; toward Van Ness avenue. Along
Van Ness they tore, the wagon swaying
wildly from side to side and threaten
ing to upset at each lurch-
After he had been forced away from
his buggy at the point of a revolver.
Robert Larkin, the board "of education
messenger, telephoned to tn« police.
DohrmannJeft Smith at Buchanan and
Filbert streets also to notify the police.
C. Conlin, a chauffeur employed by
Mrs. A. Meetiea. Bicked us - Pollcemea

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